2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.23

Degenerative myopia, bilateral

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • H44.23 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H44.23 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.23 - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.23 may differ.
The following code(s) above H44.23 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to H44.23:
  • H00-H59
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the eye condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • diabetes mellitus related eye conditions (E09.3-, E10.3-, E11.3-, E13.3-)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury (trauma) of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • syphilis related eye disorders (A50.01, A50.3-, A51.43, A52.71)
    Diseases of the eye and adnexa
  • H44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44

    Disorders of globe

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
  • H44.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.2

    Degenerative myopia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant myopia
    Degenerative myopia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral degenerative myopia
  • Bilateral myopic macular degeneration
  • Degenerative myopia, both eyes
  • Left myopic macular degeneration
  • Myopic macular degeneration of bilateral eyes
  • Myopic macular degeneration of left eye
  • Myopic macular degeneration of right eye
  • Right myopic macular degeneration
ICD-10-CM H44.23 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H44.23 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H44.23:
  • Myopia (axial) (congenital) H52.1-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H52.1-

    Myopia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • degenerative (malignant) H44.20
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.20

      Degenerative myopia, unspecified eye

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • bilateral H44.23

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.23
H44.13 Sympathetic uveitis
H44.131 …… right eye
H44.132 …… left eye
H44.133 …… bilateral
H44.139 …… unspecified eye
H44.19 Other endophthalmitis
H44.2 Degenerative myopia
H44.20 …… unspecified eye
H44.21 …… right eye
H44.22 …… left eye
H44.23 …… bilateral
H44.2A Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization
H44.2A1 …… right eye
H44.2A2 …… left eye
H44.2A3 …… bilateral eye
H44.2A9 …… unspecified eye
H44.2B Degenerative myopia with macular hole
H44.2B1 …… right eye
H44.2B2 …… left eye
H44.2B3 …… bilateral eye
H44.2B9 …… unspecified eye

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.